Matt Taibbi, New York Press

Via Unfogged, Mike Matt Taibbi’s takedown of Christopher Hitchens and his fellow hyper-self-righteous members of the journalistic profession. As ogged points, out, there’s a deep desire to cheer upon reaching the following:

I’m off on this tangent because I’m enraged by the numerous attempts at verbose, pseudoliterary, “nuanced” criticism of Moore this week by the learned priests of our business. (And no, I’m not overlooking this newspaper.) Michael Moore may be an ass, and impossible to like as a public figure, and a little loose with the facts, and greedy, and a shameless panderer. But he wouldn’t be necessary if even one percent of the rest of us had any balls at all.

If even one reporter had stood up during a pre-Iraq Bush press conference last year and shouted, “Bullshit!” it might have made a difference.

5 thoughts on “Matt Taibbi, New York Press

  1. You mean MATT Taibbi, possible heir apparent to the role formerly played by Alexander Cockburn and possibly Hunter Thompson, and not MIKE Taibbi, TV news correspondant since the early 1970’s (Boston), whose name you’ve probably heard on NBC News at some point and conflated with that of his son, Matt (Matthew).

  2. They’re father and SON… I’ve seen Mike Taibbi as a reporter for the news in NYC for a while.

    Spanking the Donkey is a great book. Matt Taibbi said fuck on cspan. He’s so hot right now.

    Fart.

  3. too bad this taibbi guy feels the need to be a clown – we sure could use his sharp mind right now. Ted H.

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